Searching with a thematic focus on Agriculture and food, Food security

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    Value of insect pollinators to Himalayan agricultural economies

    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2012
    This study assesses the economic value of pollination services, especially by insect pollinators, to agriculture in selected areas of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region in order to highlight the need for initiatives to address the problem.
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    Regional cooperation for poverty alleviation and food security in Asia

    Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2005
    ASEAN has undertaken several initiatives to address the social impact of the recent economic and financial crisis and to deal with the problem of poverty. Regional cooperation in human capital development focuses on the sharing of best practices in and capacity building for employment promotion, manpower planning, skills training, social monitoring, and design of emergency social safety nets.
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    Towards a framework for achieving food security in the mountains of Pakistan

    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2014
    This working paper outlines a mountain-specific framework for addressing food security in the mountains of Pakistan. It builds on efforts by ICIMOD together with the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) to understand the special issues of food security and find solutions in the mountain areas of Pakistan.
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    Background paper: research and development and extension services in agriculture and food security

    Asian Development Bank, 2014
    This paper explores the role of applied research for development and extension services through the two-pronged approach of boosting food production and preventing losses. Priority areas for research emphasize attention to smallholder farming systems, practical business models, the integration of gender, and multidisciplinary research that is sensitive to nutritional outcomes.
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    Revisiting the global food crisis: magnitude, causes, impact and policy options

    Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2010
    The brief period of the 21st century has been marked by a drastic intensification of the global food crisis. The phenomenal surge in fuel and food prices followed by the on-going economic crisis have worked in tandem to increasingly deprive the poor across the world, particularly in the Global South, from their fundamental right to food.
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    Food price inflation in India: causes and cures

    Institute of Economic Growth, India, 2012
    Inflation in general and food price inflation in particular has been a persistent problem in India over the past few years. Price stability is crucial for sustainable growth as persistent inflation implies higher demand relative to supply.
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    Challenges to food security in South Asia

    Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2010
    The high levels of under-nutrition and persisting hunger in the region not only calls for an assessment of the situation of food production and consumption but also issues like access to food by the poor in the region. This will have consequent implications for the target of achieving food security in the medium and long term.
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    Gender and Food Security: Towards Gender-Just Food and Nutrition Security

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
    There is more than enough food in the world to feed everyone, but the number of people who do not have enough to eat remains unacceptably high, with disproportionate impacts on women and girls. Reversing this shocking trend must be a top priority for governments and international institutions and responses must treat food insecurity as a gender equality, rights and social justice issue.
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    Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition

    The Global Panel is an independent group of influential experts with a commitment to tackling global challenges in food and nutrition security.Objectives:
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    Home gardens and fishponds for nourishment and empowerment

    MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, 2014
    This story of change is about the impact of the Alleviation of Poverty and Malnutrition project led by the Swaminathan Research Foundation. The project aims to enhance food and nutrition security, and the income of marginal, small and landless tribal communities in agro-biodiversity hotspots in India. Key messages from this brief include: